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Kanchanaburi in Thailand is sat neatly on the edge of the famous River Kwai, where the Thai hills move inland to meet the border with Burma to the north-west. Famed for its outdoorsy sights, tiger temples and raw World War II history, the spot continues to attract oodles of backpackers. Of course, that means some seriously top nightlife opportunities to boot. Here are a few of the best bars in the area.
Redtanks is a great place to be if you’re looking to meet interesting people, have great conversation and enjoy some amazing cocktails. Hoey the bartender and owner mixes some amazing originals and the food is pretty good as well. The crowd is a great mix of local Thai, locally settled expats and foreign tourists, so conversation flows easily. Sit back and relax to the music, and enjoy your concoctions – all at great prices!
If you’re looking for a place that serves amazing food with a good variety of cocktails, head for the Plum Tree. This place has some of the best food in Kanchanaburi, and some great mixed drinks and high balls to match. The decor is a melange of European and Chinese styles and goes well with the lively mood of the place.
This place is almost an institution in Kanchanaburi. Originally run by English expats, you get a mix of English cuisine (think fish and chips) and Thai food here. The place is a regular hangout for backpackers and bikers, and the atmosphere is good. Earlier known as the No Name Bar, it has been rechristened as the BBB or Triple B after a new Australian owner took over. The menu remains largely the same, with English and Thai dishes, while the best feature is the range of high-end guitars which customers can play or jam on in tune with the live bands.
Address: BBB Bar, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, +66 80 999 3659